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Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Thirsty travelers should hit the Schoharie County Beverage Trail

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Gregory Wilhelm, owner of Royal Meadery in Richmondville, had heard that someone had completed the Schoharie County Beverage Trail in 21⁄2 hours, but he was skeptical. “They couldn’t have done all the tastings,” he says.
 
Camp Santanoni worth trek to Adirondacks
NEWCOMB

Camp Santanoni worth trek to Adirondacks

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
Let’s face it, your invitation to a friend’s Adirondack Great Camp didn’t get lost in the mail. But you can still visit one of the last of those Gilded Age “camps” -- Newcomb's Camp Santanoni, the pride and joy of Robert and Anna Pruyn.
 
Mayfield Beach is a perfect little getaway
MAYFIELD

Mayfield Beach is a perfect little getaway

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Three-year-old Gia Gugliemelli of Hagaman likes her sand toys. She also likes splashing in the Great Sacandaga Lake.
 
Good exercise, great stories await at Saratoga Monument
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good exercise, great stories await at Saratoga Monument

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
On a recent sultry Sunday afternoon, I took a solo trip to the Saratoga Monument.
 
Natural beauty part of Adirondack Museum's draw
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE

Natural beauty part of Adirondack Museum's draw

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
With Blue Mountain towering above it and Blue Mountain Lake below, the Adirondack Museum’s backdrop is the perfect complement to a place that tells the story of the Adirondack region.
 
Night at Malta drive-in still a treasured tradition
CAPITAL REGION

Night at Malta drive-in still a treasured tradition

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Going to the movies lands near the bottom of my Friday night to-do list, just above “baby-sitting triplets” and just below “unexpected Bon Jovi cover band in my favorite bar.”
 
Taking it slow on the Cedar River Flow
HAMILTON COUNTY

Taking it slow on the Cedar River Flow

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
“How much farther is it? Honey, would you please check the map?”
 
Skaters have spills and thrills at Action Park
CLIFTON PARK

Skaters have spills and thrills at Action Park

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Tucked away between this town’s newest hotel and its mall, the Clifton Park Action Park has offered the opportunity for novices and veterans of the skating game to come together since 2006.
 
Fort William Henry brings history to life
LAKE GEORGE

Fort William Henry brings history to life

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
Conscription is alive and well at Fort William Henry, and if your child has a hankering to join the King’s Army, he or she will fit right in.
 
Lake Placid a nice place to spend a summer day
LAKE PLACID

Lake Placid a nice place to spend a summer day

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
In the heart of the Adirondack Park sits Lake Placid, a tiny village that uses its robust history, beautiful mountain backdrop and countless summer attractions to create the perfect northern summer getaway.
 
Classic Clifton Park drive-in a staple of summer days
CLIFTON PARK

Classic Clifton Park drive-in a staple of summer days

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Every April, the red-white-and-blue striped umbrellas open, offering shade to the customers at Country Drive-In all the way through the summer.
 
Lights, camera, blanket — free outdoor flicks abound
CAPITAL REGION

Lights, camera, blanket — free outdoor flicks abound

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Kites, tea parties and Julie Andrews as the magical singing nanny — they’re all part of the fun Wednesday when “Mary Poppins” will be screened at 8, for free, outdoors at Empire State Plaza’s West Capitol Park.
 
North Greenbush children's museum sparks love of science
NORTH GREENBUSH

North Greenbush children's museum sparks love of science

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
The first thing kids come across at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in North Greenbush is a waterfall representing Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, with an inviting, kid-sized canoe on the floor at the bottom.
 
Bike to Herkimer Home, and then explore grounds
LITTLE FALLS

Bike to Herkimer Home, and then explore grounds

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
I recommend you visit the Herkimer Home in Little Falls, a place I continually stumble onto while biking the Erie Canalway trail with my mother.
 
Walk through woods leads to spectacular falls
Manchester, Vt.

Walk through woods leads to spectacular falls

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
If you love waterfalls in the wilderness but aren’t up for a major hike, Lye Brook Falls in Manchester, Vermont, is for you.
 
 

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